Carnegie Mellon University

Joe  Moore

Joe D. Moore (E 2017)

Assistant Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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  • Porter Hall 125A
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Joe Moore teaches across the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University. After undergrad at Wabash College, where he studied biology and French, Moore taught high school science through Teach For America in the Chicago Public Schools. He found engineering by writing about water resources in the American Southwest.

As a PhD student studying the interactions between engineered nanomaterials and bacteria, he earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and was selected as a National Academy of Sciences and Engineering Science Ambassador.He is passionate about active and interdisciplinary engineering education, mentoring and supporting students, especially those from marginalized communities, being from the great state of Indiana, running, and his family.


BA -- Wabash College, Biology (major) and French (minor)
MS -- CMU, Civil Engineering


Research Group: CREST

  • Environmental microbiology
  • Interdisciplinary engineering education
  • Active learning
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, especially those from marginalized communities


  • 12-301 CEE Projects: Integrating the Built, Natural and Information Environments
  • 12-351 Environmental Engineering
  • 12-352 Environmental Engineering Lab
  • 12-629/12-729  Environmental Microbiology for Engineers
  • 12-702 Fundamentals of Water Quality Engineering
  • 12-720 - Water Resources Chemistry
  • 12-724 Biological Wastewater Treatment